Unabashidly emotional music.
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Please let me state my views before you take me wrong.
I HATE Adolf Hitler.
I hate Josef Stalin.
I Hate Mao.
Extreme words, but I am looking for extreme reactions.
I am looking for the most evocative MUSIC of any period.
I would like to assemble a collection of music that has "moved"
people, whether rightly or otherwise.
Thus, although I HATE Naziesm, I do know that the song "the erica",
a Nazi anthem, is powerful.
I also remember the Polish communist songs, you know the ones with the
Lad on the front of the Steam Train.
I also love "Men of Harlick" sung by a Welsh choir
How about the USA anthem, beautiful - the 4 octave range!
Or the French Marcelaise (pardon spelling) especially in
the film Casablanca.
I don't know many Asian songs, but I have heard some Chinese opera
which I found enchanting. I want the most blatent Popular stuff.
I have Ken Burns "civil war: and the song, sung by both sides
must be on my list.
African Music, Pacific Musis, South American Music. Anything that has
passion. I guess that the way I started this topic implies a political bent.
I think by now it's obvious what I am looking for is.
I do really apologise to anyone if I have I have offended them. I asked my Jewish friends,
and got a mixed reception. It is NOT a slight matter to discuss songs which have
a horid history.
My family fought on both sides in that war; perhaps that is why I cannot listen to those words & music without feeling tears.
This country has had so many opportunities to be a great country, a true beacon for the world & again & again that promise has been swept aside.
Also from Godspell, the song "By My Side" - I can't quite name the emotion I get from it. I know the song's sad and in a minor key, but somehow I always feel fulfilled after hearing it and singing along.
"Just One Person" from Snoopy the Musical makes me weep, as does the "Much More Reprise" from The Fantasticks.
And, to prove that I don't only listen to musical theatre... I cry at Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne" and sometimes at Dylan's "Visions of Johanna," "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," "Desolation Row," and sometimes even "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues."
2. Beethoven's String Quartets, expecially OP 132 in A minor. The ending is rousing and stupendous.
I must add more to this later! Great topic!
I am just a pedantic bish-bosher, but that would be "Men of Harlech", Guido. Just in case you try to google it any time soon.
In respect of the particular Nazi song you mention, I have never heard of "The Erica", but then I've only heard of one Nazi song, I thought the Horst-Wessel-Lied was the archetypal Nazi anthem. Might be worth checking out, if only for the flesh-creeping effect.
The music of the Russian Orthodox Liturgy.
Van MOrrison--Tupelo Honey
Cry Cry Cry--By Way of Sorrow
Pierce Pettis--The whole "Chase the Buffalo" cd.
Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, as sung by either Rufus Wainwright or Jeff Buckley.
Ani DiFranco's version of Amazing Grace, off the Living in Clip cd.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole-- Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
Sam Cooke--A Change is Gonna Come
The singer who just kills me with standards like Wonderful World and Rainbow is named Eva Cassidy - I got to the point that I actively disliked those songs due to overuse, until I heard Cassidy --wow.
As Theresa knows, some by Lucinda Williams, including Lake Charles.
Now I'm going to have to find diFranco's Amazing Grace, thanks.
I saw her once with her father, Miller Williams, a doctor and poet laureate in the 1990s. She sang "Car Wheels" and he cried.
The Nazi Song Erika
The Nazi National Anthem Horst Wessel Lied
The Star Spangled Banner
Also sacred American Battle Hymn of the Republic
Rousing American Sousa's Washington Post March
Precious Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever
More Reverent Stars and Stripes Forever
The American great sacrifice Taps with commentary
Russian Choir Patriotic Music, That's what it says, and it is rousing.
Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata first movement
Pathetique Sonata second movement remembering Karl Haas
Pathetique Sonata third movement
String Quartet Opus 132 in A minor third movement
Eroica First movement, Karajan
Second movement, Klemperer
Third movement, Hartung
most of the Fourth movement, Jarvi
rest of the Fourth movement, I hope, Jarvi
Ode to Joy
Rachmaninov's Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto
Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Infanta
Verdi's King Philip's Aria (Don Carlo version) but not in a dramatical setting
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Girl of the North Country
Visions of Johanna
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
(Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Nina Simone just because)
Musicals, plays, movies, teevee
Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson
Godspell: By My Side
Snoopy the Musical: Just One Person
The Fantasticks: Much More but probably not the reprise
Ken Burns's Civil War
Standards and popular music
Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison
JungleLand by Bruce Springsteen
Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones
Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams
Lake Charles by Lucinda Williams
Ramones "I want to be sedated" This may be the "20 20 20 4 hours a day" reference
Men of Harlech Instrumental
Men of Harlech Choral but unattested authenticity
Soul and Blues
Strange Fruit by Billy Holiday
Sinnerman by Nina Simone
A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Somewhere Over the Rainbow a standard by Eva Cassidy, cf Iz
Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, cf Iz
Amazing Grace by Ani DiFranco (Living in Clip cd)
Amazing Grace pipes, from Braveheart
There are links to MP3 downloads at Message 18 and Message 31
My blundering has likely caused errors and omissions. When you see them please let me know.
2. Polish communist on front of train NEED HELP
6. Popular Chinese Opera NEED HELP
32.Russian Orthodox liturgical music NEED HELP
27.The Passion of Joan of Arc: Voices of Light NEED HELP
35.Cry Cry Cry--By Way of Sorrow Tantalized and disappointed too many times by Google results.
36.Chase the Buffalo cd by Pierce Pettis
43.20 20 20 4 hours a day (?, but see above under popular music and standards)
Unless I am prodded or I see a suggestion without a link that I can provide, I'm going to leave this alone. I am glad some folks had fun with it.
About the nazi "Erika" could that be Ludwig Van Beethovens "Eroica" symphony No. 3 in Eflat Opus 55? Nazi's listened to it but it doesn't belong to them.
The civil war song from both sides. I have the Ken Burns video & the song "Lorena" was very popular in the 1860's all over the country. Part of the words go
"The days are growing short, Lorena,
The frost is on the ground again"
In the TV program, this song was played by a trumpet player & brought a lot of tears. It is a sad song, of lost love.
You really did a great job, Thanks.
So! The magic of sendspace!
From the Godspell Original Cast Recording:
By My Side
From the Snoopy London Cast:
Just One Person
From the Fantasticks Japan Tour:
Much More (Reprise)
Cry Cry Cry is a group consisting of Richard Schindell, Lucy Kaplansky and Dar Williams. They issued one CD. At one point I found a live webcast of one of their concerts. Julie Miller actually wrote By Way of Sorrow.
I'll look harder for Cry Cry Cry; if you can come up with a link, I'll incorporate it.
Erika didn't sound like The Eroica to me, but I am an audience member, not a musician.
Lorena is something I can search for.
I'll dress up my original post over the next week or so and add whatever people say moves them henceforth.
That's a terrific list, as a list, but a horribly schizophrenic playlist, methinks.
I think two almost opposite strands have got caught up here - our actual real favourite songs (our desert island discs, for UK listeners), and the very different sort of thing that guido47 started with, which (I thought) were little tingle-inducing aural postcards from other times and (more or less) romantic places.
Do you think, rdurick, you could untangle those threads? You probably have better things to do. Those toenails won't paint themselves.
Right now I'd like to know how to do an indent without invoking blockquote. There may be HTML, or a simple indent might do it. But I don't know and won't be looking for a little while at least.
24> I'll add it.
Thanks to this thread, I was led to some YouTube clips of that show. sigh.
Thanks. You cannot believe how nice it is to relive those magic moments.
I remember playing one of his songs for my son, then about eight or nine. He immediately started marching around the room. We are not what you would call a "patriotic" family (right or wrong, my country). But he just could not stop himself.
Theresa, 5 of my kids played in the band & when we watched the Memorial Day parade, the sound of "The Stars & Stripes Forever" as the kids marched down Main St. between the aging WW2vets & the convertabales carrying the Gold Star mothers would bring a tear to everyone's eyes.
John Mellencamp: Key West Intermezzo
CSNY: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Warren Zevon: Lawyers, Guns and Money
The National: All The Wine
Smog: Let Me See The Colts
The Books: Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again*
Modest Mouse: Bury Me With It
Tom Petty: Echo
Ben Folds Five: Song For The Dumped
Van Morrison: Moondance
Dave Matthews Band: Crush
Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women
*This song is sort of the ultimate emotional experience for me. I'm not sure why.
Famous Orthodox mixed choirs
I think I bought this CD thru Daedallis Books & music
This has been the first thread which I have posted, which has taken on (almost)
it's own life.
I am still digesting some of the comments, paticularily > 26 "disultory's" and I would
particularily like to thank "rdurick" for his structure and effort and pointing me to u-tube.
I know I have to answer some direct questions, but please forbare until my next message.
In the mean time I would like to add :
A soviet patriotic song Standard I think
I would also like to add a link to a CLASSICAL music site here in Melbourne that has been going for 40+ years!
John Cargher - Singers of renown
The opening piece, for each of his weekly broadcasts, even though I have heard it for 30+ years, still sends a shiver down my spine.
This one has always moved me, although the version I once heard on an ANZAC
day, sung by (I think) a WWI digger, in his untrained, graverly voice is still my
And The Band played Waltzing Matilda
Edited to correct typos.
I listened to your SOUSA, but I feel this is not quite what I am looking for.
In the Aussi Army, I am sure I marched for many, many hours to "Colonel Bogey"
(Not a Suosa song, I know) But it still has "emotional" value to me. BUT it is NOT what I would call an EMOTIONAL Song.
I am still looking for that "THING" that sends a shiver down your spine.
Are you looking for patriotic songs in particular, or any song that sends shockwaves through the body?
Pleasle do not not get me wrong. I know that SOUSA IS very insperational and
emotional and it has nothing to do with nationality.
BUT I think you got it right in the last part of your last sentence.
But to the immediate point, I like Meatloaf. He can get my tongue hanging out.
I don't feel quite the same still as I did when I first heard fifties rock (in the fifties), but I agree with geneg that when I first heard it I knew there was something importantly new in popular music.
See you later, alligator.
Simon and Garfunkel borrowed part of it for Scarborough Fair:
"Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine."
And S&G didn't borrow it - Scarborough Fair is a really old English ballad, medieval or maybe a little later. Dylan borrowed it from the ballad.
International classical-popular fusion
Now you've sent me on a internet sidetrack. lol
There's always the music from the Mission http://youtube.com/watch?v=XvBT9sqXnew&feature=related
And Idumea from Cold Mountain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL-HiGRo7To&feature=related
Sinead, This is to Mother You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQjiLSxMZIU&feature=related
And http://youtube.com/watch?v=sbCexu1wzXM (Brandenburg Concerto on guitar)
Hope you like my choices, many of them have already been mentioned and I have missed out most of the music of my youth...
Lisa Gerrard- Anything by her
John Tavener-Bless and The Lamb
Dylan –Desolation Row, Sara
The Pogues and Kirsty MaCall-Fairy Tale of New York
Vaughn Williams-The Lark Ascending
Leonard Cohen-The Sisters of Mercy
Jaques Brel- Ne Me Quitte Pas
The McGarrigles-Heart Like a Wheel, Mendocino
Van Morrison- Raglan Road, Tupelo Honey, Sweet Thing
Roy Harper-When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease
June Tabor-The Cloud Factory
Kate Rusby-The Wild Goose
...and Nat King Cole singing 'Stardust'
Here's Hoagy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfxAEw0Exa0
Here's NKC: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tFyKAUBkdOs
Also, there's a Civil War song called The Faded Coat of Blue that never fails to make me cry, though it's the words that get me, and not the music. The refrain is:
No more the bugle calls the weary one.
Rest, noble spirit, in thy grave unknown.
I'll find you and know you among the good and true
When a robe of white is given for the faded coat of blue.
I like Willie Nelson's version too.
I thought I might post a song with which I (almost) started this post.
No, not that "BOOM, BOOM, BOOM "The Erica"
The Welsh are really more...
Desultory was quit correct, I was not looking for "desert Island" type songs.
NOR was I looking for the music you heard "... the first time you made love..."
I am still looking for that gut wrentching, STUFF...
I know, too many ellipses!
Can't say I ever made love to any on my list (#53).
Certainly it would be hard to do so listening to 'When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease', as it is about death :-)
Hope some of this is gut-wrenching enough,
John Lennon: Working Class Hero
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and class less and free
But you're still f****** peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
With the lights out its less dangerous
Here we are now
Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Says James "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"
Maria Callas: Vissi d’arte, Tosca
Mehta: Symphony 5: mvt. 4 (Adagietto) Mahler
Grieg -Hall of the Mountain King
Ave Maria,sung by Luciano Pavarotti(there are a few Aves, different composers,can't summon these offhand)
Melissa Etheridge-Someone Bring Me Some Water
All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe and To Love You-rock song from the ?70's?
How are Things In Gloccamorra from Finnegans Rainbow
Althea-The Grateful Dead
The artists who sang 'Air that I Breath' were the Hollies-also had a big hit with 'He Ain't Heavy' (He's my Brother)
Now,how about the anthem of a generation-Born To Be Wild-raise your hand if you still crank it up when you're in the car !
And g ,I don't know if this relates downunder but there's a certain something that goes through me still at the first notes of Freebird,(Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Blues at Sunrise, performed live by Albert King
Texas Flood, performed live by Stevie Ray Vaughn
Have You Ever Been Mistreated, performed live by Buddy Guy
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had, performed live by Muddy Waters
Start Me Up, Rolling Stones
South City Midnight Lady, Doobie Brothers
It's used in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in the scenes where each astronaut is the sole person awake on the space ship Discovery. To me, the music evokes a sense of abject loneliness.
Claire de Lune is an emotional song, one which I really like.
Whilst looking through Utube - Hoyt Axton, a singer I do find evocative,
even though I do not particularly like so called C&W - I found "the song sung on
both sides..." Yes it was LORENA. This is not the most sentimental version I have
heard but I hope it makes it to "rdurick's" list.
PS. A few minutes later, to avoid another posting, I would like to add (for #61)
I hope to update it, but I need to feel compulsive and have an hour in which to be compulsive.
I haven't listened to Hoyt Axton in a long time, but I always took his to be folk music, overproduced in later examples. I enjoyed his music and liked his voice.
Just reviving this thread so I can point to it.
an aside: The Welsh Anthem
Still looking for the "definitive" Men of Harlech
Wow, 3 and a half years already!
Lyrics by Eugene Pottier (1871). Originally meant to be sung to the tune of La Marsiellaises, the music we know today was composed by Pierre De Geyter in 1888. In France the music remains in copyright until October 2017.